The Academic Quality Assurance (AQA) process is undertaken annually to monitor the quality of teaching and learning across UQ's programs and courses.

The process is supported by policy, procedures and a toolkit containing a comprehensive suite of data reports.

Timeline (2024)

The AQA dashboards were updated in March 2024 with the data outlined in the table below.

The review should be undertaken using the latest available data for each indicator, however the overall trend should be taken into consideration and can be commented on in responses.

Faculties and schools will have until end June to complete their annual review of programs and courses using the online response system. Faculties will also be requested to provide an overall response as to how they are managing courses with small enrolment numbers or courses with revenue that does not cover costs.

Data available in the AQA dashboards
IndicatorLatest data
Performance (pass rate)2023 (inc. Summer Semester)
Attrition (% withdrew before census)2023 (inc. Summer Semester)
Satisfaction (SECaTs)2023 (inc. Summer Semester)
Demand (enrolments, absolute and change to previous year)2023 (inc. Summer Semester)
Sustainability (revenue-to-cost ratio)2022
Performance (average GPA; progress rate)2023 (inc. Summer Semester)
Retention (domestic/international)2022 commencing cohort
Graduate outcomes (full-time employment; further full-time study)2023 reporting year
Satisfaction (% satisfied with quality of entire experience; quality of teaching)2023 reporting year
Demand (commencements; absolute and change to previous year)2023
Sustainability (revenue-to-cost ratio)2022


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The purposes of Academic Quality Assurance for all programs, plans and courses offered at the University are to:

  1. support the strategic objectives and regulatory requirements of the University
  2. inform and assure the quality of academic offerings
  3. support and enhance evidence-based decision making, on a cyclical basis
  4. articulate the responsibilities of stakeholders in the quality assurance process.
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Annual AQA process principles

The annual academic quality assurance process is guided by the following key principles:

  • Programs and courses are reviewed on an annual basis according to the defined academic quality assurance indicators and informed by contextual data.
  • Faculty and School staff may be asked to contextualise, further investigate, provide responses or develop action plans to address identified issues for programs, plans or courses.
  • Responses and action plans will be submitted through the online response system.
  • Consolidated Faculty reports are approved by the Executive Dean.
  • The annual process must be completed by the end of June.
  • Data collected by the annual process must be incorporated into the report and resources for the subsequent year.

AQA process in 2024

Diagram: Annual Academic Quality Assurance Process 2024

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AQA toolkit

Planning and Business Intelligence (PBI) is responsible for updating the academic quality assurance reports for programs and courses with current data in UQ Reportal that Faculties and Schools can access:

  • Prioritisation reports for relative annual performance of each program and course on each quality indicator to identify outliers.
  • Detailed reports for detailed quality indicators and contextual data for each program and course.

The reports are accessible through UQ Reportal (UQ Reportal account required).

Training materials and videos are now accessible through the following links:

Training videos:

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Online response system for annual AQA process

Responses and proposed action plans for programs and courses will be documented in the online response system. The responses are viewable only by a person who submitted the response, by Faculty executive, and by selected support staff.

The online response system will be open until the end of June.

Training materials and videos are now accessible through the following links:

Training videos:

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